13 May 2021

Native fungi found to be bioluminescent

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 13 May 2021

A species of fungi native to New Zealand has been found to be bioluminescent.

A photograph taken during the annual "fungal foray" at Stewart Island showed that Mycena roseoflava does indeed have a glow - a fact that eluded mycologists since the species was first described 60 years ago.

New Zealand Fungarium curator Dr Maj Padamsee spoke to Corin Dann.